Plan Your Visit
This Cathedral was built as an offering to God by the monks who lived here. The music and worship that have been practised here ever since are a continuation of that offering. This is a very special place and we hope you find it a source of blessing, wonder and inspiration.
Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets
Monday to Saturday:
Visitor charges apply between 10am and 4pm
Visitor charges apply between Noon and 3pm
Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.
We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.
Services take place Mondays - Saturdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 4pm – everyone is welcome to attend.
Guided Tour Tickets
You can add to your visit with one of our popular Cathedral Tours.
New for 2023 - Etheldreda 1350 Tours - Journey through the incredible life and legacy of our founding Saint and Saxon Queen, St Etheldreda in this special anniversary year tour.
For more information, please visit our Tickets and Tours page.
Ely is located in the east of England, just 12 miles north of Cambridge, and is easily accessible by public transport and by car.
By public transport
Ely has many direct rail and bus connections and Ely Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.
Main road routes serving Ely include the A10 and A142 (linking with the M11, A1 and A14). Car parking is free of charge in the city centre. Ely Cathedral's post code is CB7 4DL.
Octagon Tower Tours
Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure, suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown.
Iceni Botanical Artists: Art Exhibition
30 September - 13 October Celebrating the life of Queen Etheldreda: Herbals and Harvest
Special Interest Tours
Delve deeper into the fascinating history of Ely Cathedral on one of our Special Interest Tours with our knowledgeable guides, followed by lunch at the 13th century Almonry Restaurant.
West Tower Climb
NEW! Up for a challenge? Feeling fit? Join our Tower Climb Leader for a new experience at Ely Cathedral. Sundays at 1pm, 1.45pm & 2.30pm
St. Etheldreda 1350
This year we have a special programme of events, concerts, services and exhibits to mark 1350 years since St Etheldreda first established a monastery in Ely in AD 673.